THE WEEK THAT CHANGED IRELAND
VIDEO: CATHERINE CORLESS ON LATE LATE SHOW
Standing Ovation from 22mins on
News broke Friday 3rd March that Catherine Corless had been right
after all about mass graves of infant remains in Tuam, Co. Galway.
By Sunday 5th March we had emailed the Attorney General
asking for consideration of using the Genocide Act of 1973.
Also Sunday we also put an interview in the can with Pat Kenny, who
broke news the Genocide request to AG at 9am Mon 6th - opening the
show with Kathy's interview, a stark piece.
That radio show set the news agenda for the week.
Indeed later Monday Kathy also opened the Claire Byrne TV show with
her own account of the loss of her baby and then her re-connection with
her now adult daughter. She demanded on air that ground examinations
be done at other Homes.
On Wed 8th Kathy's emotional story on LMFM blew thru the station news
slot during a 35 minute storm of revelations, including her eyewitness
testimony on the fourth pregnancy of a 37yr-old woman with mental
capacity of a 7yr old.
All through last week other First Mothers members were also coming out
telling their stories on air and in print: Sharon McGuigan, Joan McDermott,
​​and Sharon Smyth.
As the week drew to a close, on Friday AM, Kathy roundly rejected Minister
Zappone's ambiguous offer of further State inquiries into these matters.
Finally, that Friday evening, the stunning standing ovation [see Video]
for Catherine Corless on the Late Late TV show drew a truly revolutionary
week in changing attitudes to a close with strong public support.
Yesterday Kathy's group ceased cooperation with the existing Commission
of Investigation until they get an answer their Genocide issues letter.
Women stood up for Truth last week.
The Ireland Of Dark Secrets is Dead.
Last week ended it.